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Published on April 02, 2024
Good Samaritan Stabbed During Rush Hour Dispute at Center City PATCO Station in PhiladelphiaSource: Google Street View

A rush hour intervention turned violent at a Center City PATCO station when a Good Samaritan was stabbed after stepping into an altercation. The incident, which occurred on Monday around 5:50 p.m. at the station located at 8th and Market streets, left the intervening man with multiple stab wounds, according to the Delaware River Port Authority Police.

The altercation, initially between a man and a woman, escalated to the point of physical confrontation. When the Good Samaritan intervened in an attempt to calm the situation, he was attacked and sustained the injuries that led to his current hospitalization. CBS News Philadelphia reported that the victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. Meanwhile, the male assaulter fled the scene and remains at large.

Both Delaware River Port Authority and Philadelphia Police were quick to respond to the scene on the concourse level of the PATCO station. A female, who reportedly received a punch to the face during the dispute, was also taken to a hospital for evaluation. As noted by FOX 29 News, officials indicated that the intervention by the Good Samaritan likely prevented the situation from worsening.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward. Police have provided the contact number 856-968-3301 for witnesses to share any relevant details. This stabbing follows a separate, unrelated fatal stabbing on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line Somerset Station, where a suspect was detained, according to 6abc. The police investigation into the PATCO Station stabbing is ongoing.